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Pediatric Pharmacology Update: Children are Not Little Adults

Pediatric Pharmacology Update: Children are Not Little Adults

This course is available for purchase individually or as part of a package of courses:
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Time to Complete

1 hour


June 9, 2016


June 9, 2018

Maximum Credits

1.00 / CE for Nurses; includes 1.00 pharmacology credits

Accredited Provider

This program is jointly provided by Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) and Haymarket Medical Education.
If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact NPACE at 508-907-6424 or email:
If you have any questions regarding the program delivery or format, please contact

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Produced in conjunction with myCME and NPACE

Program Description

This session will provide a history of the development of pediatric pharmacotherapeutics. Cases from history with unintentional bad outcomes from pediatric prescribing will be discussed. Strategies to prevent common pediatric errors will be reviewed. Last, new indications and medications approved to treat children will be discussed.

Program recorded at the NPACE Primary Care Conference held March 11-14, 2016 in New Orleans, LA.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify ways in which children are different than adults in terms of pharmacotherapeutics.
  • Discuss common pediatric prescribing errors.
  • Discuss strategies to prevent pediatric prescribing errors.
  • Identify medications with new pediatric approvals.


Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, FAANP, is an adult and family nurse practitioner and the owner of Wright & Associates Family Healthcare and Anderson Family Healthcare in Concord, NH. Ms. Wright is also a Partner with Partners in Healthcare Education, Senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, and a Fellow into the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Wendy Wright discloses the following:
Speaker’s Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim, Takeda, Merck, Sanofi
Consultant: Pfizer

Planners and Managers Disclosures

The planners of this activity reported the following relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Marjorie Crabtree, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Karen Windle, RNC, MS, WHNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, FAANP, has nothing to disclose.
Jodi Osterhout Vanasse, MSN, ANP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Bonnie Gordon has nothing to disclose.
Molly Coyle has nothing to disclose.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 CNE credit, of which 1.00 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. NPACE and myCME do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. There is a fee for this activity. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can then access at any time.

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